Here are ten of our favourite films about the process of making movies.
There's always a humorous irony with films about making other films. At least three of this sub-genre have been released in the last year, and it was recently proposed that Netflix would be officially releasing the long-shelved Orson Welles project 'The Other Side of the Wind'.
Here are ten of our favourite films about filmmaking:
'Their Finest' stars Gemma Arteron and Sam Claflin
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'The Other Side Of The Wind' is finally going to be officially released.
More than 30 years after the death of legendary filmmaker Orson Welles, Netflix has landed the rights to complete and reshoot his final movie 'The Other Side Of The Wind', which has remained incomplete since principal photography ended in 1976. Film buffs everywhere are eagerly awaiting the release.
Netflix is set to bring us Orson Welles
There's something deeply significant about Orson Welles finally getting a posthumous release of his labour of love 'The Other Side of the Wind'. In his lifetime, production of the flick was marred by sudden departures of cast and crew, lack of funding and legal issues - but it seems his ghost is finally being put to rest with its eventual distribution.
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The 'Citizen Kane' director's final unfinished film could the most anticipated release of 2015 for film buffs.
One of the great long-lost movies of all time could at last be set for release in 2015. Legendary director and actor Orson Welles’ unfinished final film The Other Side of the Wind is mooted for a full theatrical release by May 6th, the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Orson Welles in Citizen Kane (1941)
Veteran producer Frank Marshall has apparently joined forces with Royal Road Entertainment in order to approach the heir of Welles’ estate – his daughter Beatrice – and his old collaborator Oja Kodar to secure the rights to the unfinished film. With the help of modern production and editing technology and Welles’ extensive notes that he left behind, missing and half-finished scenes will be restored.
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The list was compiled by Entertainment Weekly, who also celebrated the best movie (Citizen Kane), album (The Beatles - 'Revolver'), book (Anna Karenina) and play (Death of a Salesman) of all time too.
The hit Baltimore-set crime series The Wire has been chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the greatest television show of all time in a recent poll compiled by the magazine. The HBO series, which ran for six seasons between 2002 and 2008, battled off competiton from comedies, sci-fi classics and fellow crime dramas to be singled out as the greatest show ever-made, with EW also ordering the greatest movie, album, book and stage play of all time too.
West starred as Det. Jimmy McNulty in The Wire
The David Simon-helmed police drama was described as the "most sustained narrative in television history" by EW as it beat off competition from The Simpsons, Seinfeld, the Mary Tyler Moorse Show and The Sopranos, who finished off the top five of the top ten countdown. Earlier this year, The Sopranos, which starred the late James Gandolfini, was chosen by the Writers Guild of America as the greatest television show of all time, but clearly the writers of EW had a different opinion. All In The Family, The Andy Griffith Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men and Your Show of Shows made up the rest of the top ten.
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There's also a limit on the length of a spy spoof one can sit through (the second Austin Powers and Richard Grieco's If Looks Could Kill being the few notable, yet guilty, exceptions). That limit tends to run about 58 minutes.
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But The Transformers has earned a cult following, for a couple of reasons. First it's the only Transformers-themed movie ever made. In case you weren't a kid in the '80s, Transformers were immensely popular toys that could change from some common item (usually a truck or a plane) into a robot. With lasers. Cartoons followed, then the movie.
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Criterion has unearthed this saga for an exhaustive DVD box set, which features two versions of the film (including one called Confidential Report), plus its own cut of the movie, which combines elements of all the seven versions into a "comprehensive" version of the film. Welles' novel is included in whole, too, along with umpteen essays about the curious backstory of Arkadin and its long road to DVD.
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F for Fake was, depending on how you look at it, Orson Welles last feature film as a director, and -- as Peter Bogdanovich describes it in an insightful introduction -- it's not quite a documentary but rather a "documentary essay" about trickery and fraud in its various incarnations.
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As a point of fact, when I actually got into the business I heard of those movies. And I heard more about those movies. And more. And, when the AFI named Citizen Kane as the best film of all time, I decided that it might just be a good idea to see it.
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